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Policy & Advocacy


The Committee shall solicit and consider suggestions from the members of the Association for an annual policy  agenda. The Committee shall assist the President and Executive Director with responses to requests for support of public health legislation on behalf of the Association. The Committee shall perform such other duties as from time-to-time may be assigned by the President and/or the Board. 

Chair: Gus Birkhead (

July 2022 - June 2023 Meeting Dates:

Second Wednesday of each month from 12 Noon to 1 PM 

July 2022 - June 2023 PAC Meeting Minutes

December 14th, 2022 PAC Meeting Minutes

November 9th, 2022 PAC Meeting Minutes

October 12th, 2022 PAC Meeting Minutes

September 14th, 2022 PAC Meeting Minutes

July 13th, 2022 PAC Meeting Minutes

Past meetings: 

July 2021 - June 2022 PAC Meeting Minutes

July 2020 - June 2021 PAC Meeting Minutes

July 2019 - June 2020 PAC Meeting Minutes

Public Health in Action


Strategizes and creates opportunities for NYSPHA members to engage in direct public health practice.

Chairs: Brett Harris( and Alexa Starr (

Events/Annual Meeting Planning


Responsible for planning events including part-taking in the planning for the Annual Conference for NYSPHA. The Committee should also perform other duties assigned by the President or the Chair of the Events Committee.

Chair: Erin Sinisgalli (

2021-2022 Meeting Dates

Every third Friday at 10AM (via Zoom)

2021 Annual Meeting Planning Committee meeting minutes:

PHPC Planning call 11.13.20.docx

March 2021 Minutes

December 2021 Conference Planning minutes

January 2022 Conference Planning minutes

2020 Fall Workshop Planning Committee meeting minutes:

Fall workshop planning call 9.18.20.docx

Fall workshop 2020- planning Call 7.17.20.docx

Fall workshop 2020- planning Call 7.17.20.docx

Fall workshop 2020- planning Call 7.2.20.docx

2020 Annual Meeting Planning Committee meeting minutes:

12.6.19 Planning Call Minutes.docx

August 2019 

Board and Staff Development 

Chair: Brett Harris (


July 2021 - June 2022 Meeting Dates

July 2021- June 2022 Meeting Minutes

Past Meeting Minutes

November 2020

Membership & Communications

Chairs: Brianna Maher ( and Joelle Monaco (


Responsible for member recruitment and engagement.  

2021-2022 Meeting Dates 

Meeting Minutes

Fund Development


Responsible for strategic planning, fundraising, and growing the organization capacity. 

Chair: Leah Wentworth (

2021-2022 Meeting Dates

Meeting Minutes

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